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J.D. Parsons J.D. Parsons
Full Name: J. D. Parsons
Date of birth: November 6, 1839
Date of death: December 26, 1905

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Rockwall / Rockwall   Dallas, Rockwall, Tarrant

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 257-258. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Military Service Notes
  • John Durant Parsons in War Department records, Confederate States Army, Company C, 20th Texas Cavalry, enlisted March 10 (probably 1862) in Kaufman County. Assistant Surgeon, discharged 12/22/1862 a Private, Company C, 20th Texas Cavalry. Assistant Surgeon, Prov. Army Confederate States, 12/12/1863. Assistant Surgeon, serving with the 12th Texas Cavalry, November 1863. John Dorrance Parsons in widow's application, death date 12/27/1905; widow Mrs. Fannie Evans Parsons, marriage date 1/16/1866 in Ellis County, Texas. Pension File No. 46075 (J.D. Parsons), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1870 - Jno. D. Parsons, Kaufman, Kaufman County, age 41, born circa 1839 in Louisiana, physician, in household with Fannie Parsons.
    Census of 1880 - John Parsons, Rockwall, Rockwall County, age 40, born circa 1840 in Lousiana, physician, wife Frances.
    Census of 1900 - John D. Parsons, Dallas, Dallas County, age 61, born November 1839 in Louisiana, physician, wife Fannie. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 1900
  • John Dorrance Parsons, death date 12/26/1905 in Dallas, Texas. FamilySearch United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968.
  • Dr. J.D. Parsons, birth date 11/6/1839, death date 12/26/1905, burial in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, "Dr. Parsons Dead," The Houston Post, 12/28/1905, p. 7. "Dr. John Dorrance Parsons . . . practiced medicine until 1882, when he was elected to the Eighteenth legislature." Death date 12/26/1905. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.D. Parsons, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas (Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Asylums  
    Texas Siftings Publication, Select  
     

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